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Hi <<First Name>>,
HELLO February! 'Tis the season for carnival and circus fun with Cirque Italia coming to Lakeland next week, the Florida State Fair from Feb. 6 - 17, and the Resurrection Carnival just two short weeks away. 

NEW this week - we're giving away 2 unlimited ride armbands for the Mardi Gras Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School happening February 20-23. Details below. 

February is full of family-friendly events and activities - see the best of the best in our February Top 10 List. Don't miss the free kids tickets for the Florida Tropics Game on February 8.

If you're looking for a way to celebrate Valentine's Day with the kiddos, we've got a list of family-friendly Valentine's themed events and kids activities - father/daughter dances, family parties, date nights, and more. Don't delay though - some events are prior to 2/14 and require an advance ticket purchase!

You can also start making plans for next year - the 2020-2021 Polk County School Calendar for next school year has been published. 

Have a great weekend,
April Mucci
Owner & Publisher
NEW THIS WEEK

Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School
ENTER TO WIN!

Join Resurrection Catholic Church & School for their Annual Community Carnival happening February 20 – 23. Professional rides, all of your favorite carnival food, traditional midway games, kids activities, and MORE! Family friendly and open to the public. Enter to win a pair of ride armbands at the link below!

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Top 10 Things to Do in February in Lakeland & Polk County

We've got a list of the best things to do this month so you can be sure the “can’t miss” events are on your calendar. Check out our February Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.

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Family Friendly Valentine’s Themed Events & Kids Activities

Valentine’s Day is all about LOVE and what better way to show your kiddos the love than with some quality time together! We've got a list of events including a Family Dance, Daddy/Daughter Dances, Downtown Date Night, plus ideas for activities around town.

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Polk County School Calendars for 2020 – 2021 {includes Private & Charter Schools}

Get dates for school holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and more for the 2020-21 school year including Public, Private & Charter Schools.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
UPCOMING EVENTS
February 13 - 17 in Lakeland

A one of a kind circus is coming to Lakeland!
Cirque Italia presents Water Circus. The show features a custom designed water stage that holds 35,000 gallons of water that performers dazzle over while thrilling the audience with every move. Don't miss this water circus spectacular held at Joker Marchant Stadium. 

Thursday Feb 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Friday Feb 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday Feb 15, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
Saturday Feb 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Saturday Feb 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday Feb 16, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
Sunday Feb 16, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Sunday Feb 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Monday Feb 17, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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Spend a symphonic evening with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day! The Imperial Symphony presents an evening of classical works beginning with Elgar’s “love letter” Salut d’Amour, an engagement present to his future wife Caroline Alice Roberts.

The ISO’s Concertmaster Nina Kim and cellist Edevaldo Mulla will present Brahms’s Double Concerto, the Romantic era composers reconciliation with an old friend.

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UPCOMING GAMES
Country & Camo Night with the Florida Tropics
Saturday, February 8 @ 5:05pm 

Put on your Country and Camo outfits and join your 1st place Tropics for a game against the San Diego Sockers. This game will be a special night featuring FREE kids tickets and a 1 hour post game concert on the field featuring local country star Kenzie Wheeler!
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Faith & Family Night
Friday, February 7 @ 7pm

The Lakeland Magic has teamed up with Southeastern University to bring you Faith and Family night, a night filled with fun for the whole family. Bring your family and plenty of cheer to support your hometown team.

Sunday Funday
Sunday, February 9 @ 3pm

Spend your Sunday with the Lakeland Magic for Sunday Funday. Stop into any Metro by T-Mobile store in Polk County to get a free ticket to any Sunday game this season. Also enjoy $4 mimosas all game long!

GET TICKETS
PLAN YOUR WEEK

FRIDAY, February 7
⭐ FEATURED EVENT

Lakeland Magic Game - Faith and Family Night
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RP Funding Center

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Little Bookworms Storytime (Ages 2-5)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
eLibrary South Lakeland

Art Studio at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Family Fundamentals - Let's Move Twogether (Age 2)
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Ultimate Improv (Ages 10 - 17)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library

February First Friday: Mardi Gras in Munn Park
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Lakeland

Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs

Rotary 5k Twilight Run for Common Ground Park
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lake Hollingsworth


SATURDAY, February 8
⭐ FEATURED EVENT

Florida Tropics Soccer Game - Country & Camo Night - KIDS GO FREE!
5:05 pm - 7:00 pm
RP Funding Center

Lakeland Pancake Festival - Flipping for Charities
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tigertown at Joker Marchant Stadium

Color the Trail 5K: The Hunt for Sasquatch
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bone Valley ATV Park

Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Downtown Lakeland

DIY Kids' Workshop at Lowe's Stores
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lowe’s Stores

Kindermusik Family Playdates
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Kindermusik at Music Connections with Debbie Mondale

Sensory Storytime (ages 3-10)
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Lakeland Public Library

Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs

LEGO® NINJAGO® Days at LEGOLAND Florida
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Art Lab at Polk Museum of Art
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art

Founders Day in Mulberry
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mulberry – Centennial Park

Cultural Passport at Explorations V Children's Museum
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Saturday Afternoon Family Movie Matinee - WH Library
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Haven – Public Library


SUNDAY, February 9
⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Lakeland Magic Game - Sunday Funday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RP Funding Center

⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Valentine's Day Family Dance
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Second Sunday Artisan Market
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lakeside Village

Lakeland Concert Band Valentine's Day Concert (FREE)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Florida Southern College – Branscomb Auditorium


MONDAY, February 10
Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 11:15 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Book Buddies at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Writers Block Youth Writing Club (Ages 10 - 17)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library

Paws for Reading
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Auburndale Public Library

After School Art at the Polk Museum of Art
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Polk Museum of Art


TUESDAY, February 11
Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 11:15 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Preschool Storytime (ages 4-5)
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Lakeland Public Library

History Time Tots at the Polk History Center
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Polk County History Center

Curious Kids at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Little Sprouts Story Time - Winter Haven Library
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Winter Haven – Public Library

Teen Scene at the Library
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library

LEGO Club - Winter Haven Library
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winter Haven – Public Library


WEDNESDAY, February 12
Family Fundamentals - Great Beginnings (under 12 months)
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 11:15 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Little Sprouts Story Time - Winter Haven Library
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Winter Haven – Public Library

Toddler Time (Library Storytime Ages 2-3)
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Lakeland Public Library

Family Fundamentals - Once Upon a Time (Age 1)
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

StoryTime at the Bartow Library (ages 3 - 5)
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Bartow Public Library

Storytime (Age 2) at the Auburndale Library
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Auburndale Public Library

Storytime at the Jackson Branch Library (ages 2-5)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Larry R. Jackson Branch Library – Lakeland

Music Makers at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Family Fundamentals - Twogether Time (Age 2)
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Wonder Wednesdays (ages 6 - 12)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library


THURSDAY, February 13
⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Cirque Italia Water Circus
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tigertown at Joker Marchant Stadium

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 11:15 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Spanish Bilingual Storytime - Polk City Library
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Polk City Community Library

Book Babies at the Bartow Library (ages 18mo - 2y)
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartow Public Library

Storytime (Age 3-5) at the Auburndale Library
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Auburndale Public Library

Kitchen Kids at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Mother Goose Baby Time (6-18 months)
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Lakeland Public Library

Tween Time at the Library (Ages 9 - 13)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library

Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Lakeland


FRIDAY, February 14
💖 HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! 💖

⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Imperial Symphony Orchestra - Salut d’Amor
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Polk Theatre

⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Cirque Italia Water Circus
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tigertown at Joker Marchant Stadium

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Little Bookworms Storytime (Ages 2-5)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
eLibrary South Lakeland

Art Studio at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Family Fundamentals - Let's Move Twogether (Age 2)
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Adventurer's Guild (ages 10-17)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library

Beakers and Books (ages 7-12)
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Lakeland Public Library

Technology Petting Zoo - Winter Haven Library
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Winter Haven – Public Library

Downtown Date Night
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Lakeland

Grills Gone Wild BBQ Event
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Davenport – Market Street

Valentine's Dance hosted by Polk County Parks & Recreation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winter Haven – Wilfred Smith Resource Center

**EVENT CANCELLATIONS - We aren't able to keep up with last-minute changes, however, all events on our calendar include a link to more information or the host's Facebook page where you can check to see if events are impacted by the weather or otherwise canceled.**

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